Preferred Brand Of Generic Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone)

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Judy Says:
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I was prescribed and took Suboxone Films for 3 years, and tolerated them very well. Unfortunately, my insurance stopped paying for the films, and I had to start taking the generic Suboxone tablets (Buprenorphine/Naloxone 8/2mg sublingual tablets). I filled my first prescription at Rite Aid, where they gave me the hard, orange tablets made by "Amneal", with the imprint "AN 415". I went into withdrawal the second day after beginning those pills. That was the worst month of my life, as that medication did absolutely nothing beneficial. This month, I took my prescription to CVS, where I was given peach colored tablets with the imprint of "54 375", manufactured by "Roxane". While this brand is slightly better than the Amneal brand, I am still having adverse effects while taking them.

I am not imagining these adverse effects, and they are not all in my head. My doctor even stated that these generic pills can be up to 40% weaker than the brand name, and the active/inactive ingredients are NOT consistent from pill to pill.

Which generic SUBOXONE tablets (Buprenorphine/Naloxone 8/2mg) do you take, like, and recommend? And at which pharmacy do you get them filled?

Thank you for any information that you can provide!



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Jeni Says:

I also been thru. Alot of different brand and generic tablets. The anneal I get the most from rite aid and shoprite, the actavis white ones with the half moon kick in faster but don't last as long but feel cleaner to me. Without much head fog, the peach ones were ok. The hi techs were not bad. I find that just trying to switch the brands occasionally does best. Then I can really feel the difference.

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Sub girl Says:
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Hi my advice is that the beprenorphine nalox white round tabs half moon logo on one side 155 on the other manifactured hy activis are way better than any other brand and way better than the orange round An 415 tabs cuz like everyone says those suck they do not help like at all. So if you want to choose a brand choose activis their the best and like me I prefer the white round half moon logo one one side 155 on the other tabs they are they best in my opinion. They work. Great and you feel the affect instantly.

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Judy Says:
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Re: Sub girl (# 2)

Thank you for the information. Which pharmacy carries this particular brand?

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Sub girl Says:
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Re: Judy (# 3)

I get them from Walgreens but I'm not sure if it's different everywhere else depending on where you are in the world or from state to state. So my advice call Walgreens and CVS and simply ask each one if they give the white round buprenorphine/naloxone tabs, the actavis brand, the ones with the logo on one side and the 155 on the other. Just make sure they're actavis.

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Lauraloo Says:
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Had to switch for ins reasons from Suboxone 8mg to bupenorphine 8mg....no naloxone. I'm paying alot for the 1st and the bike sublingual tablets are lower than strips. But ing I can't afford $366! Ive read all these contrasting replied. oh my. How about which discount cards actually save and are accepted? There s so much contrast in which manufacturers that I won't even ask an that!

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Colin Kantzer Says:
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I notice no real difference in the generics, not 'effects wise' anyway. It seems to me though that Amneal's tablets fully dissolve a bit faster than Roxanne's. And of course there's slight differences in the taste, between those two. But as far as one generic being 'good' and the other being 'weak', well I just don't believe it. I sure haven't noticed that being the case. I propose that some folks are just too vgilant about it -- paranoid even -- to where they psyche themselves to believing that a certain generic won't work.

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Colin Says:
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I am updating my own message, only because MedsChat sent me an automated e-mail, requesting I do so. Now am about 1 full year on Suboxone, high daily dose, generic tabs. I still have not noticed any therapeutic difference between the 3 generic brands I've been dispensed. All have been 'good'. Perhaps very slight differences in dissolution time -- and taste (Roxanne's is more of a Lemon-Lime taste) -- but no quality difference. I maintain that it's likely a psychological thing; that some folks believe one brand works, and the other does not. I am experienced drug user, thankfully now into solid recovery.

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Jeni Says:

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I regularly get the orange amneals. I do like the actavis generic but the amneal works just fine. Only ones I have found that are garbage are the pale orange ones. Did not like those at all. {edited for privacy}

I agree, it's all the same stuff. I think the fillers might affect people differently maybe. Also, we forget it depends on the day. Some days people may feel blah or tired. It's normal. Not cause of the meds.

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Sarah Says:
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Re: Jeni (# 8)

I've been on and off Suboxone for ten years. The generic brands do differ. I think maybe it depends on a person's dna or other meds they take. Those orange ones are a sleeping pill to me. I take effexor as well. The half moons work great and don't put me to sleep. The last time they gave me the peach they aren't too bad however I want the half moon white ones back. I fill Monday and I need a pharmacy that carries them. If anyone knows I'd be very grateful!! They are very rude so much that I refuse to buy anything from there! Thanks.

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Keiko Capone Says:
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Re: Sarah (# 9)

The ones that have the half moon and are manufactured by Actavis can be found at Walgreens. Often you can request a specific generic to be ordered. Hope this helps anyone.

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ForgotMyUsername Says:
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Am updating again. Am now on *another* generic Suboxone -- this time it's Mallinckrodt -- and still, as I stated in my original post, there's no therapeutic difference between any of them. It kicks in about 80% through the (long) dissolution process, and continues from there. Just like they all do, and just like they are supposed to do. Again, some (non-therapeutic) differences are noted -- the degree of hardness of the tablet, the taste of it and so forth. But all Suboxone tablets are -- and are required to be -- *therapeutically* the same. Don't let your imagination screw you out of a good recovery.

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Chad Says:
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Re: ForgotMyUsername (# 11)

Finally I found the most recent comments lol. But has anyone tried Sun Pharm Suboxone. They are almost identical to annuals but for some reason these are working really well and I feel as if I'm almost erring a euphoric feeling. I can't find anyone who's tried these ines. Used amneal for 2 years and now first time with sun pharm. please let me know if you eat any info

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Jay Says:
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Re: Chad (# 12)

Are you getting the 8mg films? Do they say Dr. Reddy's on them with a weaker taste compared to the non generic Suboxone films?

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Judy Says:
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Re: Jay (# 13)

No, there is not a generic version of the films. The only generic option available is a sublingual tablet.

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Marie Says:
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There is a generic film now actually. Also all the pharmacies in my area have switched from Amneal to the Sun orange ones and I am really frustrated. Do you have any more info on why the change? I've been taking Amneals for over a year and they are by far my favorite generic. The Sun ones remind me of the white Actavis ones with a cheapy orange taste in them though the Amneal ones taste nothing like those new ones to me. I really dislike Actavis as well. So I'm having a hard time finding Amneals. I recently just had to take the Sun Pharma ones.

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Judy Says:
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Re: Marie (# 15)

I heard that the FDA approved a generic form of the films, but they must not have been distributed nationwide yet, as none of the pharmacies near me carry them. My doctor or my insurance company hasn’t even mentioned that this is an option yet. I am so happy to hear that a generic film will be available to everyone at some point in the near future. It’s ridiculous how expensive these medications are, and it definitely should not be so difficult for people to remain sober.

I’m so surprised that you are/were happy with taking the Amneal tablets, as I absolutely hated life when I was on them. I wasn’t even aware that they were switched over to “Sun”. Where are you located at? In the Cleveland, Ohio area, the Amneal tablets could easily be found at any of the Rite Aid pharmacies. Unfortunately, it sounds like things just vary depending on the location.

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Marie Says:
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Re: Judy (# 16)

Yes apparently Dr. Reddy films are being distributed in some areas. I do like the Amneals. The orange Amneal are actually a favorite in my area for allot of people but nobody gets them anymore now. I am located in Montana near Missoula. The Sun Pharma orange have imprint 970 on them an have a horrible taste. I did come across a few posts stating that other people have had their Amneal and Actavis ones switched with new six sided orange ones. I'm curious about those ones. I wish there wasn't so much change it is hard to get used to these new kind sometimes. I just haven't seen anything about a discontinuation or shortage of Amneals on the FDA shortage list so it's surprising to me that they are no longer available in my area

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Judy Says:
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Re: Marie (# 17)

You could speak with your pharmacist and request that they order the Amneal tablets for you each month. I used to be a pharmacy technician, so I know that is an acceptable option for their customers (providing that the medication from that manufacturer is still available in your area). If your pharmacy won’t do that, you can call other pharmacies nearby and find one who will.

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Marie Says:
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Re: Judy (# 18)

I have talked to them about it. I had to move to a different pharmacy just to get them because they had some in stock but every pharmacist I've talked to has said they have not been able to order them. Like it's not an option when they go to order or something. Every pharmacy has switched to these orange Sun Pharma ones. I looked up Amneal and I did notice them under a different company Mallinckrodt so I almost wondered if maybe its under a different company. I'm not sure how that stuff works but nobody in my area has been getting them anymore.

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Jeni Says:

Re: Marie (# 15)

I feel ya, I too liked amneal , and rite aid just started giving me the sun phar m ones... I don't like them as much, I feel way better on The amneal. Why did they switch like that. Truly frusterating and they are everywhere. Everyone i know has sun now.

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